Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins – Lexington, SC

Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins – Lexington, SC August 21, 2001 – August 10, 2016 A believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and an ambassador for His will, 14 year-old Lewis Nathaniel Simpkins of Lexington, South Carolina, died August 10, 2016 after collapsing during football practice. Born August 21, 2001 in Greenville, South Carolina, he was the […]

Mr. J. P. Hatcher – North Augusta, SC

North Augusta, SC – James Pierce “J.P” Hatcher, II, 25, husband of Mrs. Hollynd Dyches Hatcher, of North Augusta, entered into rest on Sunday, August 7, 2016.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pierce Hatcher. J.P. was a 2009 graduate of  Fox Creek High School, Edgefield, SC where he played golf, football […]

Local School Supply Lists Now Available on TeacherLists

Local School Supply Lists Now Available on TeacherLists

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year, as all of their schools supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com. With just one or two clicks, parents can find all of their 2016 lists and get a head start on this annual back-to-school chore. Parents can print their lists […]

Culinary Critics – The Old Edgefield Grill

Culinary Critics – The Old Edgefield Grill

    The Advertiser’s Culinary Critics: A Series Running also in the Advertiser Print Edition The Old Edgefield Grill 202 Penn Street Edgefield, SC 29824 803-637-3222   LUNCH – Tuesday – Saturday 11-2 DINNER – Wednesday – Saturday – Start serving entrees at 6:00 and stop serving at 9:30 HAPPY HOUR – Wednesday – Saturday […]

Body Found in Edgefield County

Body Found in Edgefield County

A decomposing body was found in at the Tri-County Waster Facility on Transfer Drive off Weaver Road in Johnston, Friday, Aug. 12.  The body has not been identified, and the Edgefield County Coroner’s Office said that an autopsy was scheduled for tomorrow in Newberry.  As this is a developing story, The Advertiser will continue to […]

Mount Vintage Golf Course Purchased by HOA

Mount Vintage Golf Course Purchased by HOA

The golf course at Mount Vintage Plantation has been purchased by the Mount Vintage Homeowners’ Association.  Edgefield County Councilman and resident of the community, Rodney Ashcraft, confirmed the recent purchase to The Advertiser in an interview Friday, Aug. 12.  Saying that ever homeowner now has a “vested interest” in the property, Ashcraft explained, “We’re controlling […]

Do Campaign Contributions Influence Votes?

Do Campaign Contributions Influence Votes?

There was an article in the North Augusta paper just after the party primaries, about campaign contributions. The issue is not easily summarized, but it was about automobile dealerships having lost a recent court case; the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that charging “closing fees” when selling an automobile (the case involved a fee of […]

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part Two

Thoughts About the Conventions, Part Two

Tomorrow will be three weeks since the Republican National Convention ended, and two weeks since Democrat Convention ended.  It was a privilege to be an alternate delegate from the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina to the RNC event in Cleveland. Last week (linked) I shared my initial thoughts on the results of the Republican […]

Professional Development for School Bus Drivers

Professional Development for School Bus Drivers

From a School Safety Perspective Edgefield County School Bus rivers received a Professional Development course on August 4, all day, from a noted authority whose development program has received national attention. Dr. Nancy Blackwelder came from training bus drivers in Charleston, the day before, to the Edgefield Public Schools, under the direction of James Courtney […]

The Many Talents of Jane Herlong

The Many Talents of Jane Herlong

  Jane Jenkins Herlong, a former Miss South Carolina, takes adversity and turns it into success.  Just recently she reached a pinnacle – she was named by the CPAE of the National Speaker’s Association to their Speakers Hall of Fame. So what was the adversity? Here is how Jane tells it.  She was nominated 13 […]